South African’s feel like they have long-awaited the lift on the alcohol ban during the National Lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic. We take a blanket look at automating aspects of the food and beverage industry that can shorten the time to get much awaited goods to get into the homes of your customers.

Stores looked somewhat different over recent weeks with noticeably emptier shelves and limited stock on non-essential items. With the slow opening of the South African economy, we focus on certain verticals within the food and beverage manufacturing industry and how it ends up in your kitchen, restaurant or bar.

Aspects of the food and beverage industry that can be automated:

  • Improve production efficiency and save money by automating your manufacturing and production costs. You can increase the output and capability to work faster and longer at a lower production cost, while weighing, mixing, pouring and measuring, in a much more efficient manner to get the end results to your client base faster.
  • Packaging is a time-consuming process that can impact perishable goods. Whether you are packaging boxes, date stamping or branding, automating this process ensures the same visible branding that your audience uses to identify your brand.
  • Brand Reputation, this might seem a little outside of the manufacturing process, but is directly impactful to it, when establishing your brand, it is important that your target and purchasing audience are satisfied with the end result and become return customers. Automation ensures that the final product does not change every time it is made and builds trust and preference to your brand.
  • Compliance, food and beverages need to comply to local and international standards that are safe for human consumption. Automating your processes means that your goods will be consistently compliant, eliminating human error and the risk of contamination to allergy products. In the current climate, it is also important to guarantee that your products have been manufactured in a sanitised and cleaner environment.
  • Distribution, you can set your automations to sort and create batches for different areas. By automatically counting, marking and packaging – this lessens the time needed to distribute your food and beverages.

Finding more of a need and being in an environment where automating your manufacturing can decrease contamination and production time, automation in the food and beverage industry will continue to grow as the demand grows. In recent months we have seen a direct impact that the decrease in daily economic activity has had on our access to goods and services. Find out how we can automate your industry and catch up on lost production time!